Bask in the mesmerising colours of the sea in an exotic corner of the world. Just a few minutes from the Ngurah Rai International Airport is the once secluded, humble traditional fishing village of Jimbaran, now the Beverly Hills of Bali. The safest stretch of beach in the area, the village is home to a few of the most luxurious hotels and villas in the world and is definitely the place to be if you are looking for a quiet, luxurious rejuvenating experience in the tropics.
The day at the beach starts as early as 6 am at the Jimbaran Fish Market where the locals haggle over the freshest produce that has just come in on the early morning boats. Pick out a few for your morning breakfast or brunch on the beach and head over to the white sandy beaches for a quiet swim or a relaxing picnic under the swaying palms that fringe the bay. Spend some time at the Jimbaran Town where you will be greeted by the warm smiles of the locals. There are also a number of chic boutiques and antique stores that have come up that would be interesting to explore where you purchase something to take back home. Later revitalise your senses as you pamper yourself at the hands of a skilled spa therapist with the tantalising aromas of natural herbs and traditional medicines.
Make sure to get back to the white beaches of Jimbaran Bay at 5 pm to watch the water and sky explode in a blaze of colour radiating from a brilliantly burning golden sphere. The gentle crashing of the waves, seducing wind and the low hum of the sea creates the ideal romantic dinner on the beach. Sit at any of the three sections, Kelan (North of the fish market), Kedonganan (Middle) and Muaya (South) and order your choice collection of seafood and enjoy them by the romantic hue cast by the wicker lamps. Nightlife at Jimbaran is extremely quiet but one can definitely grab a chilled beer and sip by the beach or for more action hop over to Kuta, a stone’s throw away.
As a popular tourist destination in the east, there are a number of exotic Bali resorts, ranging in price and facilities. Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is one of the many Uluwatu hotels, set in a picturesque and serene location offering exquisite services to make your stay absolutely perfect.
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